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​State Patrol Accepting Traditional Applicants for 59th Training Academy

If you have law enforcement experience or are eligible to be licensed by Minnesota’s POST board, now is the time to apply for the Minnesota State Patrol’s next training academy. Applications are being accepted through June 30.

A state trooper during a traffic stop.Applicants must be licensed by the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board or be eligible to take the Minnesota Peace Officer Licensing Examination by or on Jan. 12, 2018.

The State Patrol provides for an exciting and meaningful career that goes beyond the highway. Troopers also investigate and reconstruct serious crashes, conduct flight patrols and search and rescue missions, assist other law enforcement agencies, and serve as vital components of the state’s homeland security efforts.

Check out this video on the DPS YouTube page to see what the State Patrol’s special assignments offer.

For more information about a career with the Minnesota State Patrol and to submit an application, visit

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Video Description: The work of the Minnesota State Patrol goes far beyond the highway. These special assignments showcase the agency's diverse and important work load and responsibilities.